October 23, 2010

The Babysitter

I knew the time would eventually come. As much as I dreaded it, I knew the hubs and I had to get out for some US time. Good thing the first time was forced on us or else I'm not sure I would have ever willingly left my son in someone else's care!

Last night Trey and I had a function to go to for his BN. It was called the Gunner's Salute and was a welcome home get together for all the soldiers that came home from the deployment. I completely missed the deadline for childcare (good thing.. ummmm 97 kids to 3 care givers? NOT OKAY. I don't know that I will ever use child care for an Army function! I'd much rather have someone I know and trust watching our little lovebug!)

Our friend Fritz offered to stay with him so we took him up on it! Yep, that's right... a grown man, big tough soldier with no kids of his own offered to stay with a 2 month old on a Friday night! To say I was nervous was an understatement. Nothing to do with him, but I was leaving my baby for the first time. But I put one foot in front of the other and got in the car.. I may or may not have been fighting tears on the way to post.

We both did good though in the end! I only texted once to see how they were doing and Fritz handled a massive dirty diaper and they were asleep on the couch together when Trey and I got home. He even sent me a few pictures... sure does know how to make a mama happy!


Here is the little stinker in action...
Now that's a look of pure concentration!

And a happy baby with a clean diaper :)
I think we found us a babysitter!

7 comments:

Beth said...

That is so cute that one of your hubby's buddys offered to babysit.

Jessica said...

How awesome, especially since it's a guy with no kids of his own. I can tell you honestly... my husband would never do that!! I'm glad that your friend was willing to do it...

Jhona O. said...

The first time we left all three of our kids with a sitter it was a soldier whom my husband trusted and his girlfriend. I have to say that I felt reassured having two of them there with my three little ones:) I believe my kids were 3,2, and under 1 somewhere! They loved it and, because my husband knew and trusted the man, I felt a hundred percent confident in him too. Good for you:)

JG said...

Aw, how sweet! :) I can only imagine how hard that first trip out together is. But you do need some together time, too. Those are cute pictures. I love his concentrating face. :)

Amber said...

Good for you guys, we still haven't been able to do that yet. At this rate she'll be off to college before we leave her alone.

Paige said...

It is always important for you guys to be able to get and have "you" time! It's adorable that your Hubs friend offered to watch him! ha. I love it! If he's single, you should send him my way ;o) hahaha jk jk

Ginger said...

Glad you have a good friend you can trust to watch your sweet boy. Also glad you and the hubs got a night out!